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Our Nail Technology Course: A Guide

Do you dream of owning your own nail tech business or working for a reputable salon? If so, you’re going to need some nail tech qualifications to get started and boost your career. 

 

When it comes to choosing nail technology courses, there are many options out there and it can seem like a challenge trying to pick the perfect one for you. Choosing a course that covers ALL of the techniques a nail tech uses is essential, as you don’t want to fall short on your skill set.  

 

We’re going to explain why nail technology courses are important and how you can choose one that’ll give you the best chance at succeeding in the nail industry. We cover:

 

  • Why Are Qualifications Important?
  • Why Choose Posh Look?
  • Our Level 3 Nail Technology Course

 

Why are Qualifications Important?

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Completing a nail technology course will fill you with the confidence to go straight into the real world and start giving treatments. You’ll be equipped with the skills to perform various treatments such as acrylic, gel polish and pedicures, giving you more opportunities to earn money. 

 

The nail industry is all about reputation. So knowing that you hold relevant qualifications will give your clients peace of mind that their nails are in safe hands! We’ve all heard our fair share of horror stories about nail salon disasters, so your clients will want to make sure that their nail tech is a pro. 

 

Nail technology courses provide you with an official certificate which you can hang with pride to show everyone that you’re qualified. That way, people can instantly tell that you’re a cut above the rest. 

Why Choose a Posh Look Course?

 

So, how do you choose a course? Well, at the risk of sounding biased we think you don’t need to look any further than Posh Look. We’re known for our nails, and our Level 3 Nail Technology Course is the perfect foundation for aspiring nail technicians. 

 

At Posh Look, we pride ourselves on our status as a leading training academy. All of our assessors are experienced experts in their field, and hold qualifications in teaching and nail technology – we wouldn’t settle for any less so neither should you!

 

With a Posh Look course, you don’t just learn the skills of a nail tech. We guide you through every step of your journey so you gain a deep understanding of what it means to be a nail tech. We teach you everything from treatments to health and safety to client care, so you leave with a well rounded education. 

 

If you want the best start to your career, there’s no better course out there than Posh Look’s Level 3 Nail Technology certification. 

 

Our Level 3 Nail Technology Course

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One of our most popular courses, our Level 3 Nail Technology certification is perfect for those with no experience – anyone can apply! Our online process makes it simple to enrol and get started in just three steps – enrol, train and get certified.

 

Enrol

 

First step is enrollment. Start by answering our pre-qualification questions to ensure that you’re suitable for the course. If you pass, you’ll then be able to start your enrollment form which should take no longer than 20 minutes – it’s that easy! Please note, you’ll need some form of identification to hand to complete the form. 

 

Once enrollment is complete, it’s time to apply for funding. The cost of the course is £3345 and runs over 22 weeks, with 21 hours of guided learning per week. 

 

If you want to pay for the course in full, you can skip this step. If not, JTM (our training body) offers funding through Advanced Learner Loans which you pay back in installments after your course. Our enrollment officer will be on hand to help you with your loan application so there’s nothing to worry about!

 

Online Training

 

Our Level 3 Nail Technology course is currently taught through our NEW Online Learning Platform. This gives you the opportunity to get certified from home and learn at your own pace with the help of our in-depth tutorials. 

 

Every student gains access to:

 

  • In-depth video tutorials demonstrating key techniques and treatments that a nail tech offers. Video tutorials are arranged into modules covering acrylic enhancements, gel polish, fibreglass and more. You can watch the videos as many times as you like and get to grips with each technique at your own pace. 

 

  • As well as videos, you’ll also have access to detailed guides which cover each module of the course. This will allow you to read up on your theory and understand the science and health and safety behind nail technology. You can refer to these guides as often as you like to assist you with your learning. 

 

  • An assigned tutor to help you through the course. Each week your class will have a video catch up over Zoom to discuss any questions and recap the week’s work. 

 

This is a fast track course. Any work, assessments, practice and revision must be completed at home each week. Evidence of work must be submitted by the deadlines to a Level 3 standard in order to gain your qualification. 

 

To help you with your training, we also provide starter kits throughout the course. However, students will also need to buy: 2x face cloths, 2x hand towels, 1x A4 folder, 1x pack of dividers, 1x pen, 1x bedroll or kitchen roll. Plus, a student acrylic brush and liquid (monomer) if you want to learn bead pickup.  

 

Course Content

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The Level 3 Nail Technology course teaches you how to deliver different treatments a nail tech can offer to a professional standard. We cover:

 

  • Manicure and Pedicure – learn how to give manicure and pedicure treatments from start to finish, including prep and final touches. 

 

  • Introduction to Fibreglass and Silk Enhancements – this popular new treatment is a great addition to your skill set. We give you an introduction to creating beautiful nails with silk and fibreglass wraps. 
  • Acrylic Enhancements on Tips (Dipping system) – this quick and popular method of applying acrylic extensions will help you win clients. We teach you how to create a smooth and professional finish. 

 

  • Gel Polish and Nail Art – a classic treatment in the nail world. Master the techniques of gel polish application and nail art so you can give your clients perfect manicures. Lamps are provided at training centres for assessments. 

 

  • E-File – electric files make it quicker and easier to get filing done before nail application. We teach you how to operate the equipment, change drill bits and what each drill bit is used for. 

 

  • Display and Promote Stock – up your presentation game and learn how to make a little extra money by promoting the products that you use during treatments.

 

  • Health and Wellbeing – ensure the safety of you and your clients by learning how to prevent accidents and deal with them should they arise. 

 

  • Salon Manager – put your leadership skills to the test and learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to managing a salon. 

 

Get Certified!

 

Once you’ve completed all of your online modules it’s time to finish your final assessments. To do this, all students are required to travel to their enrolled training centre. Once you complete your assessments to a Level 3 standard, you’ll be awarded your certification. 

 

Congrats! Now you can head out, put your new skills to use and start giving clients beautiful nails. 

 

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up to our Level 3 Nail Technology course today and begin your training journey with Posh Look.

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The Ultimate Nail Tech Cleaning Routine

Hygiene is a top indicator of your professionalism and can be the difference between winning and losing clients. Therefore, it’s important to keep on top of a regular nail tech cleaning schedule to ensure that your treatments are safe. 

 

Are your nail tools sparkling, is your appearance always neat and do you know how to deliver a 100% hygienic nail treatment? If the answer to any of these questions is no, this blog is for you.

 

We’ve created the ultimate nail tech cleaning routine, so you can give your clients confidence in your services. We’ll cover:  

 

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Equipment Cleaning
  • Safe Treatments

 

Personal Hygiene

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Appearance is everything in the beauty industry. Nail techs are trusted to create stunning nails and beautiful art, so if your appearance is poor then clients are going to be instantly put off. There are small things you can do everyday to not only improve your appearance, but also increase personal and client safety. 

 

  • Regularly Wash Your Hands – this should go without saying, but you must always wash your hands at the start and end of every treatment. As a nail tech, you’re constantly using your hands, so you must wash them thoroughly with soap and warm water to avoid cross-contamination. 

 

  • Appearance – this includes everything from your hair and makeup, to your nails and uniform. No client wants to put their nails in the hands of someone who has a chipped, overgrown manicure. Let your own nails be an advertisement for your services! Your hair and uniform should always be neat and groomed, and a little makeup will show that you put effort into your appearance. The beauty industry is all about glamour, so your appearance should be a reflection of that. 

 

  • Oral Hygiene – the last thing your client wants is to be greeted with stale breath. In a client facing role, fresh breath is essential as you could be talking to your client for hours at a close proximity. Always have mints on hand or even keep some mouthwash in the bathroom for a quick refresh. 

 

Equipment Cleaning

Nail tech’s use two types of equipment – multi-use and disposable: 

 

  • Disposable Items – otherwise known as single use, as a nail tech you’ll have many disposable items in your kit. These can include wipes, files, nail art accessories and sponges. Once used, store any soiled items in a secure plastic bag ready for a safe disposal. 
  • Multi-use Items – these are pieces of equipment that can be used on multiple clients. Multi-use items can be hard e.g. metal cuticle pusher, or porous e.g. hand towels. The great thing about multi-use items is that you don’t have to keep buying them. However, you must know how to clean them thoroughly. 

 

A good rule of thumb when sanitising multi-use equipment is to treat all surfaces as though they are contaminated. Clean, disinfect and sterilise all equipment – in that order.  

 

1. Cleaning expels the visible debris and dirt on your equipment. Before doing anything else, you need to wash your equipment thoroughly with soap and water. If you skip the cleaning stage, the disinfection process will be less effective due to the dirt and debris build up. Soft equipment, such as towels, should be washed at a minimum of 160°F and you can add bleach for a deeper clean.

 

2. Disinfecting removes the thousands of invisible and potentially harmful microorganisms on your equipment. Submerge your equipment in a cleaning solution for at least 10 minutes then remove with clean hands. Posh Look Spray Clean is also the perfect spray for disinfecting on the go, that can be used on your hands, equipment and surfaces.

 

3. Sterilisation is the removal of any remaining microorganisms through moist, pressurised heat. Cleaning and disinfecting will remove any nasty bacteria from your equipment, so nail techs don’t always need to perform this step. Sterilisation is more for aestheticians who use equipment that penetrates into the skin. 

 

4. Store clean items in a clean and organised drawer. Don’t use airtight bags as these can promote the growth of bacteria. 

 

For further information on how to clean and disinfect larger surfaces in your salon, read our blog ‘Top Tips to Improve Salon Hygiene’. 

 

Safe Treatments 

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Sanitising equipment and keeping up with personal hygiene is only one half of your nail tech cleaning routine. You must also know how to deliver a safe treatment to protect you and your client from nasty infections. 

 

Here’s a checklist of everything you need to prepare and look out for when delivering professional treatments:

 

  • Check For Contra-Indications – this is anything that will stop you from performing the treatment. Examples include bacterial or viral infections, severe skin conditions e.g. psoriasis and open wounds. If you perform a treatment on an infected area, you put yourself and your current/future clients at risk of contracting the infection. Refer your client to a GP if you think it’s necessary but never diagnose them yourself. 

 

  • Wash Your Hands – as mentioned, washing your hands is of utmost importance. You should wash them thoroughly for at least 10 seconds with antibacterial soap and warm water between treatments. For convenience, have a no rinse soap available to disinfect your client’s hands before their treatment. 

 

  • Bandage Any Accidental Cuts – we all know accidents happen, but do you know what to do if they occur? If you become exposed to blood, put on gloves, disinfect the wound and apply a bandage to cover the area. You may carry on the treatment if possible. If your nail file comes into contact with blood you should dispose of it immediately. 

 

  • Cleanse – keep your treatments neat and tidy by cleaning up as you go. Use Posh Cleanse to wipe away any file debris and hidden germs from your client’s nails through each step of the process. This will not only clean their nails, but will result in a neater finish too. 

 

So, now you know all the steps of the ultimate nail tech cleaning routine it’s time to start giving your clients safe and professional treatments. At Posh Look we stock disinfecting products as well as everything you need to create fabulous manicures – shop now!

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Top Tips to Improve Salon Hygiene

Maintaining an excellent standard of salon hygiene is Beauty School 101, but it’s something that isn’t talked about alot. The hygiene of everyday businesses is under more scrutiny than ever before, so you need to make sure that clients have confidence in your business to deliver a safe service. 

 

The last thing you need is a hefty lawsuit or list of bad reviews because you’ve let your salon hygiene standards slip. It’s paramount that you constantly clean your salon to protect your staff and clients from nasty infections or preventable injuries.  

 

If you want to add more structure to your salon’s cleaning routine or just want to find more ways to give it that little extra shine, we’ve got all the salon hygiene tips you need in this handy little guide. We’ll take you through:

 

  • Why Salon Hygiene Matters
  • Equipment You Need
  • How to Keep Your Salon Clean

 

Why Salon Hygiene Matters

A messy salon is a huge red flag to customers coming in for treatments. Many people come through your doors every day for treatments that involve sensitive areas susceptible to infection. So, a good salon should never show any signs of uncleanliness and always look spotless for every client that walks in.  

 

It’s extremely important to keep on top of your hygiene in order to protect your clients and your staff. Here’s why salon hygiene matters:

 

  • Risk of infection – personal and salon hygiene should be of utmost importance for everyone who works in a salon. As mentioned, most treatments involve skin-to-skin contact on sensitive areas of the body. This makes the chance of infection high if equipment isn’t sanitary and personal hygiene is of a low standard. Surface infections can easily turn into permanent damage and scars, so it’s important to do everything within your power to prevent these from happening. 

 

  • Cross-contamination – a lot of equipment in the beauty industry is disposable for a reason – to prevent cross-contamination. Using the same equipment from client to client increases the chances of passing on nasty infections and diseases. Therefore, it’s essential to sterilise your kit after each use. 

 

  • Avoid injuries – salon hygiene isn’t just about cleanliness, but physical tidiness too. A cluttered workspace will increase the chances of slips and trips – in other words, a legal headache you could do without. You should also present a tidy appearance for aesthetic reasons too, after all the beauty industry profits from the importance of looks.

 

  • Hefty lawsuits – everything mentioned could lead to some pretty hefty legal fees if you’re not covered properly or things turn badly in your favour. That extra clean or thorough sterilisation can be the difference between smooth operations or having your salon shut down altogether! 

 

A responsible salon owner should WANT to keep their salon hygienic and safe. So if you’re not committed to a regular cleaning schedule, then this isn’t the industry for you. 

 

Equipment You Need 

Now you can’t do much cleaning without the correct equipment. A bit of soap and water won’t cut it when it comes to meeting industry standards, so we’ve listed our top four essentials for maximising salon hygiene: 

 

  • Posh Look Spray Clean – the ultimate all-purpose sanitiser for your hands, equipment and surfaces. This is the perfect spray for disinfecting between clients and wiping down equipment at the start and end of each day. Also available in a handy pocket-size bottle for when you’re on the go! 

 

  • Disposable products – while you’ll have permanent pieces of equipment, there are some things that should just never be used twice. Beauty therapists who carry out treatments such as spray tans, eyelash extensions and waxing should stock up well on disposable equipment. This can include anything from tanning knickers to mascara wands to waxing spatulas. Use once then throw away. 

 

  • Gloves and face masks – if you want to step up your hygiene during treatments, personal protective equipment such as gloves and face masks will act as a barrier to infection. This will protect both you and the client from contamination due to skin-to-skin contact. However, try and find latex-free versions in case your client is allergic. 

 

  • Hand soap and sanitiser – it goes without saying that you need hand soap and sanitiser available at all times. As a salon owner, it’s your responsibility to make sure that your employees are keeping on top of personal hygiene. You can encourage this with signs and having soap and sanitiser available at different points throughout your salon. 
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How to Keep Your Salon Clean

 

So now you have your equipment ready, it’s time to get cleaning! 

 

Day to Day Checklist

 

If you keep on top of a regular cleaning schedule, you’ll never have big problems. Draw up a daily cleaning routine and designate jobs to different employees so it doesn’t feel like a big task. 

 

Keep a record of who carried out each job along with the date, so you know how often a certain area has been cleaned. 

 

  • Wipe down furniture, surfaces and larger equipment – this should be done multiple times each day. Every employee is responsible for sanitising before and after treatments so there is no risk of cross-contamination. Wipe down leather furniture with bleach-free sanitiser to prevent cracking the material as this can cause more germs to harbour. 

 

  • Ensure toilets are clean at all times – although this isn’t the nicest of tasks, your lavs are a reflection of your cleanliness so it’s extremely important to keep them clean. Clean them as you would at home – plenty of bleach, fresh floors, replenished toilet roll and disposable towels are a minimum. Step it up with premium hand soap, body sprays and potpourri for a luxurious feel. Who knew toilets could boost a salon’s reputation?

 

  • Date and label products – sanitising isn’t where the cleaning ends. Keep track of the expiry dates on products you use for treatments and any stock that you sell. Out of date products can lead to bad reactions or poor quality treatments – a big no-no!

 

TOP TIP: Good presentation adds to the sense of cleanliness. Adding small touches, such as fresh flowers and pretty scents, can immediately elevate your salon’s image. But, avoid the magazines – if these aren’t updated regularly they become a germ’s paradise as each person reads them. 

 

Treatments

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Now that your salon’s clean, you need to make sure that you’re giving safe treatments to protect yourself and your clients. 

 

Here are a few things you need to consider before, during and after a treatment: 

 

  • Don’t treat clients with infections or wounds – even if your client has arrived for their scheduled appointment you should never treat them if they have visible wounds. They could pass the infection onto you and it also leaves them extra exposed to any risk that comes with treatments. 

 

  • Wash hands – before and after each treatment, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds Lather soap in the hands and scrub between the fingers and under the nails, then rinse. 

 

  • Dispose of any single-use tools – as mentioned, disposable products are rife in the beauty industry. Dispose of any used tools safely by placing them in a sealed bag and into the bin. 

 

  • Focus – don’t let distractions get in the way of giving a professional treatment. Never check your phone or perform two tasks at once. This hugely increases the chance of cross-contamination and injury to the client, plus it’s unprofessional. 

 

  • Be extra careful when working on sensitive areas – treatments such as waxing and eyelash extensions work with sensitive areas. Be extra hygienic and careful when working on the eyes, feet and private parts of the body. 

 

Personal Hygiene

 

Every salon professional should be dedicated to keeping a clean image. You should come to work each day with a clean and presentable uniform, groomed hair and nails. After all, no one wants to get a manicure from someone who has chipped nail polish. 

 

A polished appearance will give your client more confidence in your abilities, while also enhancing your personal hygiene. 

 

As we’ve shown, salon hygiene not only makes your environment safe, but it can also boost custom, profits and the salon experience for your clients. If you need cleaning equipment or disposable tools for your treatments, head to our online shop and browse the full range!

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How to Remove Nail Extensions: A Complete Guide

It’s been four weeks since your last nail appointment and your extensions are hanging on for dear life. Removal is the part that everyone dreads, but we’re going to show you how to remove nail extensions easily and safely. 

 

Ready for your next set of sharp stilettos or cute coffin nails? Put that floss away and don’t even think about biting your nails, because our step by step guide is here to tell you how to remove nail extensions with our affordable Gel and Acrylic Removal Kits. 

 

If you can’t get to the salon because of lockdown or you’re just too busy to make an appointment, our Removal Kits are the next best way to remove your old nails from the comfort of your home. We’re going to run through:

 

  • The Importance of Nail Health
  • Acrylic Extension Removal
  • Gel Extension Removal 

 

The Importance of Nail Health

Keeping your nails in good health may seem like a cosmetic concern, but it’s actually far more important than you may think. Having a stringent nail care routine can prevent nasty infections such as ingrown nails, fungal and skin infections. Which if left untreated, can lead to far more serious health problems and a hefty podiatrist bill. 

 

Leaving old nail extensions on for a long time will increase the risk of bacteria getting trapped under the nail, which can then lead to such infections. You’ll also have more chance of getting your nails caught on surfaces, resulting in painful breakages and permanent nail damage. 

 

Plus, removing nail extensions will give you the chance to practice good nail hygiene on your natural nails. This will allow you to trim, clean and moisturise your nails so they’re in good condition before your next treatment. 

 

The natural nails are also great at giving signs of other systemic conditions, like lung disease. Healthy fingernails may turn blue or dull – a warning sign which can ultimately save your life. So, they’re very helpful and clever parts of the body! 

 

When the time comes to remove your nail extensions, be kind to your natural beauties and remove them in a safe way, as it’ll be far more beneficial to your overall health in the long run. 

 

Acrylic Extension Removal

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You may have seen a few methods to remove acrylic nails, but we’re going to show you how to remove nail extensions the professional Posh Look way. Our Acrylic Removal Kit contains all of the key ingredients for the perfect removal, including: 

 

  • Acetone, 75ml
  • Cuticle Oil, 4ml
  • 150 Grit File
  • Cuticle Pusher
  • 4 Way Buffer 
  • 5 Lint Free Wipes 

 

1.First things first, you need to cut down your nails. This will reduce the amount of extension left over, therefore making the removal easier. Use nail clippers to cut down as far as you want to go. If you have long natural nails underneath, then it’s your decision how much you’d like to cut off. 

 

TOP TIP: Apply cuticle oil on the skin around the nail to protect it from the Acetone, which can be very drying. 

 

2. Now it’s filing time. Use the 150 Grit File to file down the acrylic as much as possible. The thinner you get the acrylic, the easier it will be to dissolve in the Acetone. Work in a horizontal direction, being careful not to catch the skin around your nails. Don’t overfile as this can cause a burning sensation and thinning of the natural nail. 

 

3. Get your Acetone at the ready! Now it’s time to soak the acrylic off. Saturate a lint free wipe in the Acetone for each nail and wrap it around the whole extension as tightly as possible. Fix the lint free wipes in place with pieces of foil. Acetone can lift oils from the nail bed but won’t actually cause any damage, unlike peeling and lifting!

 

4. Leave the nails to soak in the Acetone for at least 30 minutes. Then pull the cotton balls off along with the acrylic nails. If the acrylic is still hard, repeat the process again for another 20 minutes.

 

5. Remove any acrylic remnants with the 4 Way Buffer. They should file off easily as they’ll be soft from the Acetone soak. 

 

6. Finally buff your natural nails until they’re gorgeous and shiny. Push down your cuticles to neaten the nails and finish with a few drops of moisturising cuticle oil. 

 

And you’re all done! It’s that easy and inexpensive to restore your nails to their natural state. 

 

Gel Extension Removal

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You’ll be glad to know that removing gel extensions is just as easy, if not easier, than removing acrylics. Our Gel Removal Kit contains everything you need for a pain and stress-free removal:

 

  • Magic Remover, 16ml
  • Cuticle Oil 4ml
  • 150 Grit File
  • Cuticle Pusher
  • 4 Way Buffer
  • 5 Lint Free Wipes

 

1.Using the 150 Grit File, file the top layer of the gel nails to remove the shine. This will make it easier for the Magic Remover to penetrate into the extension and break it down. 

 

2. Apply the Gel Polish Magic Remover Soak Off to each nail, just as you would apply nail polish. 

 

TOP TIP: Remove nail extensions in a well-ventilated room so you’re not breathing in all of the chemicals.

 

3. Leave for 5 minutes and watch the magic happen! The gel polish will begin to lift or bubble.

 

4. Use a lint free wipe to remove any excess Magic Remover and scrape away the remaining gel polish with the cuticle pusher. Repeat the Soak Off process if necessary.

 

5. Buff the nails to restore a natural, healthy shine. Apply cuticle oil to moisturise the nails and fingers. 

 

No trips to the salon, no more old extensions and no mess – just beautiful, natural nails! Both of our kits can be ordered straight to your door from our online shop, from only £4.95. The Acrylic Removal Kit is available in small and large sizes, so you can order plenty for your next removal too. 

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Already mastered how to remove nail extensions? Add some colour and vibrancy to your natural nails with our huge range of professional gel polishes, glitters and embellishments. Shop now on our website!

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Self-Isolation Beauty Guide: 5 Quick Tips

Don’t let your beauty regime suffer during isolation. Although we’ve had to close our salon doors, there are plenty of things you can do to feel fabulous while you’re stuck at home.

 

Say goodbye to grown out nails and tired-looking brows with our top 5 quick beauty tips. From DIY home remedies to handy products, it’s never been easier to keep yourself looking on point and feeling amazing, even if no one’s around to see you! We’ll cover: 

 

  • Remove Grown Out Extensions
  • Bring the Nail Salon Home
  • Liven Up Your Lashes 
  • Protect Your Skin
  • Tanning Time 

 

Remove Grown Out Extensions

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Your acrylics are hanging on by a thread and they’ve grown out to the point that they’re practically falling off – we’ve all been there. At this point, you’d usually take a trip to the salon and get some fresh new talons. But since we no longer have this luxury, it’s time to take matters into your own hands. 

 

First things first, you need to get rid of those crusty old extensions. Stop right there, we know what you’re thinking! No, you should never start pulling, biting or flossing your way through old extensions – no matter how much you want them gone. Be kind to your natural beauties waiting to be freed and remove the extensions in a breakage-free, gentle way.

 

Luckily for you, Posh Look have put together two Home Removal Kits for Gel and Acrylic Nail Extensions. Starting from only £5.50, you get everything you need to remove stubborn extensions in one easy package. All you need to add is tin foil!

 

The Acrylic Removal Kit contains: 

  • Acetone 75ml
  • Cuticle Oil 4ml
  • 150 Grit File
  • Cuticle Pusher
  • 4 Way Buffer
  • Lint Free Wipes

 

The Gel Removal Kit contains: 

 

  • Magic Remover 16ml
  • Cuticle Oil 4ml
  • 150 Grit File
  • Cuticle Pusher
  • 4 Way Buffer
  • 5 Lint Free Wipes

 

Plus, everyone who orders a kit receives a free video tutorial that you can follow, with step-by-step instructions on how to use the kits. Isolation can make us feel tired and lazy at the best of times, so looking after your nails is just another way to give yourself a little pick-me-up. 

 

Bring the Nail Salon Home 

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You’re probably missing your nail tech so much that their Instagram feed has become your new daily morning newspaper. We can’t help but drool over the amazing nails on our explore page either. But, you don’t have to wait all this time to get your nails looking fabulous again. Instead, bring the salon home with our wide range of nail products. 

 

If you’re a complete novice and don’t have many nail products at your fingertips, then our NEW Gel Polish Home Startup Kit is the perfect all-in-one package. Our Startup Kit contains everything you need to create a professional gel manicure from start to finish. It includes: 

 

  • 50ml Cleanse
  • 50ml Spray Clean
  • 50 Nail Wipes
  • 2 x 180 Buffers
  • 2 x 150 Grit Files
  • Cuticle Pusher
  • 2x Gel Polish
  • Base Coat Gel
  • Dry Surface Top Coat
  • LED Lamp
  • 10ml Cuticle Oil
  • Dusting Brush 

 

If you haven’t applied gel polish before, follow these simple steps to create the perfect at-home manicure. 

 

If you already have a gel polish kit, why not add some new professional colours to your collection? At Posh Look, we have 10 gel polish ranges to match all tastes, from funky neons to understated nudes. What’s more, you can mix our gel polishes to create your own unique shades, so you get more colours for your money.

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Liven Up Your Lashes

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Although you should never apply lash extensions without full training, that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up what was naturally given to you. Our Eyebrow and Lash Tint Kits by Julienne give you professional quality with home convenience. 

 

The permanent tinting kit is water resistant and specially formulated for brows and lashes, so you can create stunning, long-lasting results. Each kit contains a precision eye wand and 15ml tint so you have everything you need to get started. 

 

Plus, they’re available in 4 shades so everyone from platinum blondes to rich brunettes, can use them without worrying about going too dark. 

 

TOP TIP: Castor oil is a great natural remedy for encouraging lash and brow growth. Apply a little before bed each night and watch your hairs grow. 

 

Protect Your Skin

Isolation gives you the opportunity to invest more time into your skincare routine, so you can dazzle everyone with your new baby soft skin on that first night out. There are countless quick beauty tips and tricks for protecting your skin from home, but here are a few of our faves: 

 

  • Hydrate – Beauty starts from within – literally. Drinking plenty of water will help your body flush out toxins and aid the transportation of oxygen, which will give you a youthful and radiant glow. So, get your full 2 litres a day and you’ll be onto a winner. 

 

  • Sleep – We’re pretty sure everyone’s sleep cycle has been affected by isolation, but getting your full 8 hours in a regular pattern will benefit your skin. A full sleep helps with blood flow and gives your body time to rejuvenate. No more dark circles and pale skin!

 

  • Exfoliate – Exfoliating has countless benefits for your skin, from removing dead skin to helping moisturiser penetrate deeper into your pores. Plus, you can easily make your own at home with items found in your kitchen. Coffee is perfect for removing dead skin cells – simply mix ½ cup of ground coffee, 2tbsp hot water and 1tbsp coconut oil and you’ve got yourself the perfect face scrub. 

 

  • DIY Spa – Missing your monthly facial? Give yourself a relaxing steam facial by filling your sink with hot water and covering your head with a towel. The hot steam will lift impurities from your skin and leave you looking glowy. At the same time, you can give yourself a face massage to lift and firm the face, by using upward strokes and circular motions. 

 

Tanning Time

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If you’re sick of looking pale, then a quick fake tan will help you get your mojo back. Our Posh Tan Collection contains everything you need to create the perfect sun-kissed look from home. We have Home-Use Mousse, tanning mitts and Tan Corrector so you can complete a professional tan from start to finish. 

 

There’s nothing worse than creating a patchy mess, so make sure you check out our 4 Step Fake Tanning Routine for some quick beauty tips. 

 

As we all know, there are so many benefits to fake tanning. You don’t need to spend hours in the sun or visiting the sunbed shops to get a perfect golden glow. Plus, it protects you from harmful UV rays that cause premature aging and permanent sun damage. Sounds like a win win to us!

 

So, follow these 5 quick beauty tips to carry on feeling fabulous during isolation. Posh Look have everything you need while the salons are closed, so take a look at our wide range of beauty products and order them straight to your door. 

A Guide to Online Beauty Training

We’ve all settled into life at home now, but are you looking for new ways to use this time to your advantage?

Here at Posh Look, we’ve developed a brand new online beauty training platform to help our current and prospective students kickstart their careers while in isolation. 

In this blog, we’re going to answer some of the main questions you may have about our innovative beauty training platform. We’ll cover:

 

  • How does the Online Training Platform Work?
  • What are the Benefits of Online Beauty Training?
  • Who is Eligible?
  • Our Top Tips for Learning from Home

 

How does the Online Training Platform Work?

Posh Look’s online training platform is unique as it’s an official qualification sponsored by JTM and funded by the government, rather than just another branded course. As a result, you can be assured that we’re following all of the correct guidelines to deliver an enriching and professional standard of training, even online. 

 

Students will have a login to access the online platform where they’ll find their assigned course. The course includes detailed video tutorials, training manuals and expert guidance from our dedicated tutors. 

 

80% of the course is completed online, as you can learn the theory at home and practice the practical work on yourself or people living with you. Once lockdown is over, students must be able to travel to their enrolled training centre to complete the final 20% of the course. This will include assessments and practicals, after which students will receive their certification. 

 

Most importantly, you won’t feel alone while completing your training at home. Every course is run by the trainer from your enrolled centre, who you can contact for help and further guidance whenever you need it. 

 

Keep an eye out for our regular LIVE webinars, where Posh Look’s Founder, Clare Kelly, and a host of other Posh Look trainers discuss the online beauty training platform and answer your questions. The next webinar is taking place on Friday 1st May at 10am. Sign up now! 

 

What are the Benefits of Online Beauty Training?

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Use Isolation to your Advantage

 

We believe online beauty training is a positive way to spend your time during isolation. It’s an excellent way to further yourself and stay engaged with your career goals while everything is on hold.

 

Actively working towards a qualification will give you a sense of achievement and keep your productivity at its peak, which will significantly affect the way you feel at home. And once this is all over, you’ll be ready to get your certification and start working as a beautician right away! 

 

Let’s face it, the beauty industry will be booming once people are able to get to the salons again and catch up on all of their missed appointments, so now is your prime opportunity to get started. 

 

Full Support and Guidance

 

It’s a common misconception that the quality of online beauty training is lower than being in a physical classroom. 

 

Our trainers are passionate about their students’ success and ensuring that a fully optimised learning experience is what they receive. That’s why Posh Look is always here to guide you through any areas that you may be struggling with and answer any questions you may have. 

 

You’ll be able to contact your assigned trainer at any time, so you can still build a great working relationship with them. We also have an active community of learners on our Posh Look Training Facebook page, where you can network and stay in the loop with the latest news and products. 

 

Work at your own Pace

 

The main advantage of video tutorials is that you can pause and replay them as many times as you want. So if you need to understand something more or go over a certain technique again you can. 

 

Our in-depth manuals will also assist you in digesting the theory side of the learning process. This way you’re using all of the cognitive and physical areas of learning to eventually have a fully rounded education. 

 

Current students will pick up from where they left off, but they can still access previous tutorials if they need to refresh on areas that they’ve already learnt. 

 

Free Kit and Funding Available  

 

As with all Posh Look courses, students receive a free kit that’s delivered straight to your door. This will contain everything you need to get started and practice the new techniques you’ll be learning. 

 

Furthermore, eligible students can apply for funding so you don’t have to miss out due to financial worries.

 

Who is Eligible?

At the moment, current Posh Look students will have access to the online platform to continue their courses where they left off. If you’re a current student, you’ll receive email updates to let you know when you can access the platform and get started. 

 

Prospective students who would like to start a new course or build on their previous qualifications will have the opportunity to enrol as new courses open. Enrolment is currently open for Level 3 Nail Technology at Widnes, Fleetwood, Rochdale, Warrington, Rawtenstall and Middleton. Places are limited so email training@poshnailz.co.uk to enrol or enquire so you don’t miss out! 

 

Our Top Tips for Learning from Home

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Learning from home can be an extremely effective and focused way of furthering yourself when done right. Here are a few tips to help you get started: 

 

Get Practical

 

You may think that it’s going to be tricky to practice new techniques without a model. But you can still get practical even if you’re at home alone. 

 

  • Makeup – you can easily practice new techniques on your own face to help you get the hang of them. Whether it’s a smokey eye or special effects, any form of practice will help you improve.

 

  • Nails – you can purchase a training hand from our online shop to follow along with the video tutorials. Or you can practice on your own nails, even if it’s just to perfect your filing or painting techniques. 

 

  • Beauty – although this is a little trickier it’s not impossible. Practice massage techniques on your own legs and arms, or get to grips with brows and lashes by having a go on yourself. If you have willing models in your house then practicing on them will help you to improve your skills. 

 

Network with other Students 

 

As mentioned, we’re all about building the Posh Look training community even when we’re not in the classroom. Stay up to date and talk to other like-minded students on our social pages. Swap notes and tips and help each other out, because after all we’re a team. 

 

Plan out your Day

 

Planning out your day will keep you motivated and on track to achieving your goals. If you know you want to nail a certain technique by the end of the day then you can easily measure your progress. 

 

Write a list in the morning of what you want to achieve and try to stick to it!

 

Stay Organised

 

Keep a record of work that you’ve done in organised files whether they’re online or in a physical folder. That way, you know exactly what you’ve done and what you need to do. 

 

It’s also a good idea to keep training time separate from leisure time. Regular breaks are good to keep the mind fresh and productive. Working in a private room will help you stay on top of this. 

 

Now you know everything about our new online beauty training platform it’s time to get started. If you want to enrol onto a new course, sign up to our mailing list for the latest updates so you don’t miss out when slots become available! If you have any further questions please email training@poshnailz.co.uk

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Our New Gel Polish Range

At Posh Look HQ, nails are what we’re known for. Whether you love super long talons or short and sweet beauties, our team of nail experts know how to deliver a professional service every time. 

 

In part, this is thanks to our ranges of high quality, premium gel polish that are guaranteed to leave a perfect glossy finish on every manicure. But maybe you want to bring the salon home or perhaps you run your own nail business and want to source the highest quality products for your clients? Well, now you can! 

 

Posh Look has TEN brand new Gel Polish Ranges for you to shop online and have delivered straight to your door. Whether you’re feeling festive at Christmas or want to create bold neon manicures for summer time, we’ve got a gel polish to appeal to every taste and season. 

 

In this blog, we’re going to run through why Posh Look gel polishes are the best choice for you and your clients. We’ll also take an in-depth look at how to apply the gel polish correctly for a long-lasting, professional finish. 

 

  • Why Posh Look Gel Polishes?
  • How to Apply Gel Polish
  • Our Ten Ranges

 

Why Posh Look Gel Polishes?

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Vibrant 

 

When you want to create eye-catching looks, the last thing you need is a dull gel polish with a thin consistency. With Posh Look gel polishes, you have 100 stunning colours to choose from. Whether you want an understated nude look or a glittery glam manicure, the high pigmentation of our professional formula means that you can create stunning nails with ease. 

 

Colour Mixing 

 

Posh Look gel polishes are one of very few polishes that can be mixed with each other to create unique shades. This is great if you’re someone who loves to stand out from the crowd, as you can make your very own shades that we can guarantee no one else will be wearing!

 

It also means that when you buy Posh Look gel polishes, you get more shades for your money as the mixing possibilities are endless. 

 

Hard Wearing 

 

One of the best things about our gel polishes is their durability. No one wants to spend time and money on creating the perfect manicure, only for it to chip the next day. 

 

When applied correctly, we can guarantee that your glossy finish and vibrant colour will last for 3-4 weeks with no chip or peel. 

 

Delivered to your Door

 

Sometimes it’s hard to find a spare minute in the day to go to the shops and look for a good quality gel polish. Or maybe you’re stuck in isolation and heading to the shops isn’t possible, especially for non-essentials. 

 

When you order with Posh Look, your gel polish products are delivered straight to your door in as little as 3-5 days. That way you don’t even have to leave the house to start creating beautiful looks. 

 

How to Apply Gel Polish

It’s all well and good having a premium gel polish, but if you don’t know how to apply it correctly then you’re not going to get the best results out of the product. Follow our six steps to creating a professional and durable manicure:

 

  1. Clean the nails before application. Our gel polishes can be used on all types of nail including: natural, UV gel, false, acrylic, nail tips etc. File and buff the nails to remove shine and smooth out the surface for a clean application. Cleanse with Posh Look cleansing spray.
  2. Apply a base coat then cure with a UV/LED lamp. The base coat will help to smooth out any bumps on the nail, protect it from pigment and help the gel polish to stick.
  3. Shake the gel polish for a few minutes to guarantee colour balance.
  4. Apply the gel polish directly then cure with a UV lamp (2-3 minutes) or LED lamp (60 seconds). Once dry, apply the second layer and cure again with a UV or LED lamp. Please note our gel polishes need to be cured under a UV or LED lamp – if you don’t own one, take a look at our Gel Polish Home Startup Kit.
  5. Finish with a dry surface top coat to protect the nails and enhance the glossy finish. Cure by UV or LED lamp for 60 seconds.
  6. Apply Posh Look Cuticle Oil to restore moisture to the nails.
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Our Ten Ranges

 

Choosing the perfect gel polish shade has never been easier as we’ve divided our ranges into different seasons and styles. 

Autumn

 

Tonal warm browns and deep reds to create the cosiest autumn vibes for those darker months. The warm tones complement a tan beautifully. 

Summer

 

The perfect collection of bright pinks, oranges and yellows for those sizzling days in the sun. Whether you’re hitting the beer gardens or heading to the Med, these bright pops of colour are bound to give you that summer feeling.

Festive

 

Everyone loves getting their special Christmas manicure to feel glam on the big day. Our glittery golds and glossy greens, combine beautifully to create stunning festive looks. 

Pastel 

 

Pretty pastel shades are the perfect lighter take on traditional colours for spring. Fresh and bright pinks, yellows and blues look gorgeous on Easter and floral manicures. 

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Neon 

 

For the bright and bold amongst us, Posh Look’s neon range is for those who want to stand out. Neon yellows, reds, oranges and blues are also perfect for creating bright Summer looks or edgy festival designs. 

Glam

 

Add a touch of glamour to your manicures with our range of glittery gel polishes. Sparkling golds, pinks and silvers create a gorgeous eye-catching effect for glam looks that are perfect for special occasions.

Traditional 

 

When you need a wide range of basic colours, our traditional range is the way to go. With glossy red, purple, blue and nude shades, you can amp up your versatility and create a wide variety of looks. 

Posh

 

A collection of our favourite shades to reflect the personality of the Posh Look brand. Including a gorgeous royal blue shade, deep greens and bright pinks so you can create classic manicures.

Rouge 

 

There’s nothing more attractive than a classic red manicure, now you can find the perfect shade with our rouge range. From brighter reds to deeper wine shades, it’s easy to create those oh so romantic Valentine’s looks. 

Nude 

 

You can’t go wrong with a neutral manicure and we have a wide range of nude shades to suit every skin tone. When you want something a little more understated, these are the perfect option. 

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So, now you know all about our extensive gel polish range and how to apply them, it’s time to pick from our gorgeous shades. Remember you can order whole collections for only £65, which gives you a saving of £14.50 versus purchasing separately. Head to our online shop to browse our full range, plus nail accessories that’ll help you achieve a professional finish.

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Our Nail Care Routine: Nails 101

Getting your nails done isn’t all about fancy nail art and pretty embellishments. If you miss people saying ‘Wow, I love your nails!’, then you’ll most likely need to invest some time into a nail care routine. 

Whether you want to improve the condition of your natural nails or need the lowdown on how to make your nail extensions look fresher for longer, we’ve got you covered with our step-by-step nail care routine. Read on for all of our tips and tricks on how to achieve fresh and fabulous nails.

Natural Nail Care Routine

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Embracing your natural nails is definitely in right now. It doesn’t matter if you have short nails or plan on growing them out, there are various ways you can improve their overall health and look.

Healthy nails should be a light pinkish colour with visible cuticles and a prominent lunula at the nail base (this is the semi-circular white section). If your nails are splitting, swollen or have horizontal grooves, these are all signs of unhealthy nails. Adverse effects like these can be as a result of many factors, from biting the cuticles to more serious concerns such as a vitamin deficiency.

Follow our perfect natural nail care routine and say bye-bye to crusty cuticles and damaged nail beds:

Eat protein-rich food

Altering your diet to more protein-rich foods will not only improve your overall health but will leave your nails looking lovely too. Nails are made of protein, so increasing your intake of foods such as lean meat and fish will help them to grow long and strong.

Don’t eat meat? No problem! Eating plenty of fruit and veg, especially superfoods such as blueberries and kale, will boost your vitamin levels and release antioxidants that will all contribute towards healthier nails.

TOP TIP: If you like a pint of beer now and then, that’s not such a bad thing for your nails – result! Wheat-based beer is rich in silicon, which is just what you need for stronger bones and nails.

Grooming

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Achieving healthy nails isn’t all about what you put in your body. Looking after the exterior of your nails will improve their overall appearance and can also help them grow too.

File and clip the nails regularly to smoothen out any nicks and make all lengths even. This will prevent your nails from getting caught on any surfaces which could result in breakages.

When filing, avoid a sawing motion and instead file in one direction only, from side to centre. This technique will produce a clean cut rather than frayed edges.

Don’t clip the nails too short as this can cause tenderness and possibly even infection. Soak the nails in warm water to soften their texture, then trim each one following the natural shape of the nail.

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Avoid Clipping Cuticles

Trimming the cuticles is done solely for cosmetic reasons and should generally be avoided. Removing the cuticles leaves your nails exposed to bacteria and infection.

When cutting the cuticles at home, you also run the risk of cutting them improperly with unsanitized tools, which will increase the risk of infection further. Leave them alone!

Practice Nail Strengthening

Nail strengthening treatments can help to improve the quality and length of your natural nails. You can purchase these ready-made or try your hand at making your own. A simple age-old remedy of 3 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of lemon juice heated in a microwave, is enough to brighten and strengthen weak nails.

Hydrate your nails and fingertips with a moisturiser that’s infused with plenty of natural oils to prevent them from looking dry and flaky. There’s plenty on the market so do your research to find one that’s best suited to your nails and skin type.

Choose a Good Nail Polish

Avoid nail polishes that contain harsh chemicals as much as you can. Harmful chemicals, such as Formaldehyde, can be found in many nail polishes and can damage and dry out your gorgeous nails. Read the ingredients and avoid toxic chemicals such as DBP and Toluene.

Remember, always use a base coat before applying any nail polish, especially bright colours, to avoid staining your natural nails. Check out Posh Look’s Gel Polish Ranges and have them delivered straight to your door.

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Go Natural

Give your nails a break! Put down the polish and enjoy going au naturale for a while – your nails will thank you for it. This will allow you to groom, buff and moisturise your nails frequently so they’ll be in the best condition of their life.

Be Gentle

Avoid heavy lifting and unnecessary actions if you want to prevent chipping or breaking your nails. Simple things like wearing gloves when washing up or using the end of a spoon to open cans will all reduce the risk of nail damage.

Maintaining Extensions

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So, you’ve had your nails done and they’re looking gorgeous. But how do you keep them in tip-top condition for as long as possible? We’ve compiled a list of our top prep tips and aftercare routines to make your extensions look amazing for weeks on end.

Choose a Suitable Length

When choosing your acrylic or gel length it can be tempting to go super long and glam. Consider the practicality of your nail length before making your decision. If you have a manual job, it’s going to be a challenge to keep long nails in good condition and you may end up with some painful breakages.

Fake Tan before your Appointment

If you’re partial to a bronzey glow, make sure you fake tan before your nail appointment. You don’t want to spend all that time in the nail salon then mess up your gorgeous manicure with fake tan stains. Plus, your hands will be ready and prepped for those beautiful Insta snaps of your new set.

If you need to fake tan after you’ve had your nails done, make sure you wear gloves!

TOP TIP: Use an SPF to protect your hands from the UV rays that are emitted during the lamp setting process. This can reduce premature ageing and the harmful effects of radiation.

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Avoid Oil-Based Products

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Moisturisers, fake tans and body creams containing Lanolin or Mineral Oil are known for breaking down the bonds of your nail extensions. As a result, you’ll experience weak and lifted nails and they won’t last anywhere near as long.

HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t moisturise. Invest in a good cuticle oil that’s rich in fatty acids and apply daily to avoid drying out and brittleness.

Avoid Picking and Lifting

Speaking of lifting, avoid picking at your nails as this will cause water and bacteria to settle under the nail. It can also be very impractical to wear lifted nails as they can become trapped in hair and clothes easily.

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Get Infills

How often you get infills to keep your nails looking fresh, depends on the rate of your natural nail growth. A good set of acrylic or gel nails should last around 3-4 weeks, at which time you can go back to the salon and get a fresh new look.

If your nails start looking a little dull before then, restore their glossiness with a high-shine topcoat.

Professional Removal

We’ve all been there… your nails have grown out halfway up your nails, one’s broken and another one has chipped. That doesn’t mean you should start pulling and tugging them off! Reduce the damage that nail extensions create on your natural nails by getting them removed professionally.

A qualified nail tech will remove the extensions with acetone for a small price so that your natural nails don’t have to suffer!

So now you know all of the steps to create the perfect nail care routine, you can show off your gorgeous manicures to the world. Remember to head to our online shop for products such as cuticle oil and nail files, that’ll keep your fingernails looking fresh. 

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20 Spring Nail Designs for Spring 2020

Spring has sprung! It’s time to break out the brights and create some stunning spring nail designs that your clients will love.

If you’re struggling for inspo, we’ve found the hottest spring nail designs for you to try out. Take a look!

1. Pastel Ombre

 

 

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Pastel colours are a spring essential. If you can’t decide which shade you want, just create a pretty ombre effect with different colours! These warm tones create a stunning finish that’s bright and bold – the perfect combination for Spring nail designs.

2. Flower Power

 

 

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Take spring nail designs to another level by incorporating real flowers into your manicures. Using real flowers creates an impressive and eye-catching look and you’ll no doubt get plenty of questions about your nails.

3. Daisy Me Rollin

 

 

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As the days get lighter, it’s all about fresh and colourful looks and minimalist styles are so in right now. These sweet daisy nails perfect that trend while also giving a nod to Spring.

4. Frenchie Flowers

 

 

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We love a classic combo. This look blends the classic French manicure with hand painted flowers to create a stunning effect.

5. Taste the Rainbow 

 

 

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Spring means out with the old and in with the new. So, ditch the dark Winter colours and say hello to vibrant shades. How gorgeous are these rainbow nails? We think they’re a 10/10.

6. Head in the Clouds 

 

 

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Nails that reflect the weather? These cute clouds are the perfect spring nail design and great for those clients who don’t want super long nails.

7. Pretty in Pink

 

 

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If your clients want to stay away from the nail art, half manicure nails are the perfect minimalist spring nail designs.  They allow your client to have a unique manicure without being too over the top. Play around with different colours to create cool effects.

8. The Sun to my Flower

 

 

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Nothing screams warmer days and lighter nights like yellow sunflowers. We are just obsessed with this nail art which creates a pretty early spring/summer effect.

9. Butterfly fly away

 

 

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Spring is all about getting outside and being inspired by nature. Step up your spring nail designs and try your hand at some intricate butterfly nail art to really wow your clients.

10. Neon Queen

 

 

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Some people think neon is just for Summer, but don’t wait for your holiday to come round to experiment with bright shades. We love this mix of animal print and neon – somehow it works!

11. Moo-ve over Winter 

 

 

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Cow print is EVERYWHERE rn. Leopard print has taken a back seat and everyone’s gone crazy for the moo. It’s not super hard to master either, so try it out this Spring!

12. All that Glitters

 

 

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Gold nails aren’t just for Christmas. We love this blend of floral nail art and gold leaf to create a manicure that stands out in all the best ways.

13. We Love Marble 

 

 

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Marble is a trend that will never die. Make it Spring by using bright or pastel colours and adding flecks of gold.

14. A Leopard Never Changes Its Spots

 

 

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Leopard print is big in the nail world, thanks to Kylie Jenner. Incorporate it into your spring nail designs using cool shapes like this half and half manicure.

15. Stars in your Eyes 

 

 

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Take your spring nail designs to a 3D level with gold nail accessories. Cute star and moon embellishments add a luxurious feel to any manicure.

16. Dotty for You 

 

 

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Little polka dots are super cute for Spring time and are an easy way to add texture to any design.

17. Peachy Keen

 

 

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Feeling fruity? These hand-painted peach nails are the perfect nod to S/S. Peach tones also complement a tan beautifully.

18. Drippin’ in Matte 

 

 

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Give drip nails a Spring edge by using bright, pastel tones. A dotting tool is perfect for creating the perfect drip look.

19. Yellow, who’s there?

 

 

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Yellow is the spring-est of all spring colours. Jazz up a yellow manicure by painting unique designs like these patches.

20. Queen of Hearts

 

 

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Heart nails aren’t just for Valentine’s. Create cutesy Spring nail designs by using glitter and nail art and spread a little love.

So, now that you have all the spring nail design inspo you need, you just need professional products to pull them off! Browse our online shop for high quality products, from nail accessories to acrylic kits. 

acrylic nail courses

Our Acrylic Nail Courses: A Guide

Have you always dreamed of becoming a professional nail tech? Or are you looking for ways to further your career? If so, you should consider one of Posh Look’s Acrylic Nail Courses. We design our courses to help you build qualifications at each stage of your career, whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced nail tech. 

 

Read on for a full list of our acrylic nail courses, who they’re suitable for and why you should choose Posh Look training. 

 

Government-funded Courses

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Here at Posh Look, we offer two types of acrylic nail courses that are perfect for students over the age of 19. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a nail tech looking to improve your treatments, we have a suitable course for every level.

 

Level 3 Nail Technology

 

With no experience required, anyone is eligible to take part in this course and start making the first steps towards becoming a professional nail tech. 

 

The course duration is 18 weeks, and we expect you to attend 6 hours of lessons a week. The cost of the course is £3345; however, funding is available to those who require it. 

 

What we cover:

  •  Manicure & Pedicure
  •  Introduction to Fibreglass & Silk Enhancements
  •  Acrylic Enhancements on Tips (Dipping System)
  •  Gel Polish and Nail Art
  •  Display and Promote Stock
  •  Health and Wellbeing
  •  Salon Manager
  •  E-File

NVQ Nail Services

 

Students must have a previous acrylic qualification to enrol onto this course. This is the perfect follow on from Level 3 Nail Technology and takes a more in-depth look at different nail treatments to help expand your knowledge. 

 

You must be available 3 hours a week for 16 weeks, so you don’t miss any sessions. The cost of the course is £2583; however, you may be eligible for funding. 

 

What we cover: 

  • Fibreglass & Silk enhancements infill /backfill & removal
  • Sculpted Acrylics
  • Sculpted Pink & White Hard Gel & Natural Overlay gel
  • E-file
  • Nail art
  • Health & Safety
  • Photoshoot Nails

Why a Posh Nailz Course?

With a Posh Nailz course, you get the highest quality education from real industry experts. Not only this, all students receive a free kit and uniform when they enrol, so they’re ready to put their new skills to the test and feel like part of a team. 

 

Funding is also available for those who are eligible. We offer this via Advanced Learner Loans, so no student has to miss out due to finances. 

 

We offer a range of Day and Evening courses so you can pick one based on your availability. Combining theory and practical learning, students get a well-rounded knowledge of nail treatments, health and safety and customer service. As a result, you’ll ready to step out into the real world and apply your skills as soon as you have your certificate. 

 

Private Courses

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Our quick and speedy private acrylic nail courses are an excellent option for those who want to fast-track their learning. They’re also a great chance for students to broaden their skillset who already have a few qualifications under their belt.

Acrylic 4 Day Foundation

 

If you have no previous experience with acrylic nails, our Acrylic 4 Day Foundation course is the perfect way to lay down the basics. 

 

Learners are required to complete a portfolio providing evidence of 5 sets and five backfills. This is given in on assessment day where you’re also required to demonstrate on a model.

 

The course costs £595 and lasts for 3 Days plus 1 Assessment Day. The course will give you the confidence and know-how to practice safe and high-quality treatments on real clients. 

 

Manicure and Pedicure 

 

Our Manicure and Pedicure course allows you to brush up on your nail painting skills so that you can create dazzling sets on both the finger and toenails. 

 

Pupils are required to complete a portfolio providing evidence of a french finish and polish finish. Every student receives a certificate upon competent completion, which you can hang with pride in your workspace.

 

The total course cost is £220 and runs over one day making it quick and easy it to get a professional qualification with Posh Look.

Why a Private Course?

 

If you find yourself with no hours left in the day, a private course is the perfect way to build your qualifications FAST.

 

Taught on a one-to-one basis, you get the full attention of your tutor, giving you the best possible chance of learning in a short space of time. 

 

Students receive a free kit which contains everything you need to complete the course and start giving treatments. 

 

Our private courses are ABT Accredited, which is a nationally recognised community of beauty experts. This way you can be sure that you’re receiving an industry-standard education and your certification will be respected by other nail techs. 

Teaching Courses

Have you been a nail tech for a few years and want to change up your daily routine? Become a beauty educator with Posh Look! 

 

Learn to Teach 4 Day Acrylic Course

 

With our online Learn to Teach course, you can learn how to teach our private 4 Day Acrylic Course. Our team has developed comprehensive guides that will help fast track your teaching career with the convenience of learning at home in your own time.

 

The online video course guides you step by step through everything you need to know to teach the 4 Day Acrylic Nails Course. With video tutorials, assessments to test your knowledge and a manual to help you through the course, you gain the best course content for your students.

 

Why a Teaching course? 

 

It can be tricky to find the time to build up a teaching career alongside your main job. Our Learn to Teach platform allows you to train from the comfort of your home so you can skip the stress of travelling to lessons. 

 

You can complete the course when you want, where you want, giving you maximum flexibility. 

 

The affordable monthly payments, from £35.95, make the course accessible to everyone, so there’s nothing to hold you back!

 

Like all of our courses, this is a professionally recognised qualification and will give you the skills and knowledge you need to teach classes to a high standard. 

 

Teaching is a rewarding job as you get to see your students flourish and further their careers thanks to your help.

If you want to sign up to one of our acrylic nail courses, head to the training page where you can find full details of the government-funded, private and teaching courses. You can enrol for these qualifications on our website or email training@poshnailz.co.uk to sign up. We can’t wait to see where a Posh Look qualification takes you!